To make your course available, go to Settings -> scroll to Availability section -> change from “This course is not available to students” to “This course is available to students” -> save at the bottom.
To add a student to your course, in Settings block on left-> click Us -> click Enrolled users -> click Enroll users button at top right -> in Enrol users popup, enter Student’s name in Search box and hit enter key -> click Enroll button next to user’s name in search results -> click Finish enrolling users button at bottom of Enrol users popup.
To view a student’s activity or forum posts: In Navigation block on left->click Participant -> locate student in list and click on name-> in Navigation block, click on Forum posts or Activity reports under Student’s name.
To hide an entire topic section, look to the right of the topic area and click on the eye to close it. To show the topic area, click on the eye lashes to open it again.
To highlight a section, click on the light bulb icon to the far right of the topic area. To not highlight it, click on the light bulb icon again.
To condense the sections to focus on one topic area, turn editing on -> click on the single square box to collapse the topics. When you want to expand the topics, click on the double square boxes to expand them again. This only affects your view.
To view the page as a student (participant), look to the left side of the page under the Settings block -> click on the “Switch role to...” link to expand the options -> choose the participant option. When finished, click on the Return to normal role link.
To change to a weekly format, click on the Edit Setting link in the Settings block (instead of Administration) on the left, then scroll down to Format and change to “Weekly format”. In the next field, change the course start date if necessary. This will automatically generate the correct dates for each section of your course shell. Save changes at the bottom.
To edit the settings for less topics, click on the Edit Setting link in the Settings block (instead of Administration) on the left, then change number of weeks/topics from 16 to another number and save changes at the bottom.
To enter titles for each topic area, click on the edit hand with a pencil (editing tool) -> Uncheck the box next to “Use default section name” -> Type a title in the “Section name box” (this will be displayed to the far right of the topic area) -> Type in a summary (this information is shown in the Resources link -> click on the Save changes button at the bottom.
Create labels to organize information within a topic area. Turn editing on -> in the topic area choose “Add a resource” and select “label” -> type the label information in the “Label text” box -> skip other options -> click on the Save and return to course button at the bottom. You can have multiple labels in a topic section.
To upload files, turn editing on -> choose the section you want to uploading into (can move around later also) -> click on Add a Resource -> Choose File from the options -> Type in the a name (this becomes the link) in the “Name” box -> add a description about the document in the “Description” box (this will be show in the Resources link) -> check the box next to “display description on course page” if you want them to see information about the link on the homepage -> Next to Content click on the Add button -> in the File picker window choose Upload a file -> browse for the file -> select it -> click on the upload this file button -> see the file listed in the Content section -> skip other options -> click on the Save and return to course button at the bottom.
To add a website link ( url for a (youtube video or other site), turn editing on ->go to the section you want to upload into -> click on Add a Resource -> choose URL from options -> Enter the title of the URL in the “Name” box -> type in a description of the link in the “Description” box -> check the box next to “display description on course page” if you want them to see information about the link on the homepage -> paste (or type) the URL in the “External URL” box -> skip the other options -> click on the Save and return to course button at the bottom.
To delete a resource or activity-> click on the X icon to the right of the item name.
To duplicate a resource or activity, click on the: icon. Then edit for necessary changes.
To move items on the page, turn editing on -> click on the + icon to the right of the item name -> hold down the mouse -> drag to a new location -> let go of the mouse.
When inserting an image to a topic area, click on the Edit hand-> click on the tree icon -> browse for image -> give it a description in the Image Description box and click on insert. Use the Appearance tab to change the size, add a border or spacing.
To add an image to your profile, click on the link for your name in the upper right corner of the page -> in the left side of the page under “Settings” click on the Edit profile link -> scroll down to the User picture section -> click on the Choose a file button -> in the File picker window, click on the Upload a file option -> click on the browse button -> Find the image on your computer, select it and click on the open button -> click on the Upload this file button -> type your name in the Picture description box -> click on the Update profile button at the bottom.